Merry Christmas!

Christmas is coming in hot! I know that I was so relieved when I got the last of my gifts and orders sent out only to find out that the post office is even more backed up and behind then normal and I’m hoping and praying that they all make it in time to be under the tree in time for Christmas morning.

I saw a meme the other day that said that if growing up Christmas seemed magical it was because you had great parents. I know that was extremely true for me. My mom made sure that house was always decorated nicely and mom and dad had me convinced that Santa was real for a lot longer then most kids believe. We would go to church and some of my favorite memories were when my dad and mom organized the live nativity at my church. It would be so cold and we would bundle up with hand warmers dressed up as a shepherd with my palomino that was playing a camel and my grey miniature horse that doubled as a donkey. We would stand in the snow and soak up all of the ooh’s and aw’s and then head inside for hot cocoa. I remember that although dad would cuss it he would always put up the Christmas lights my favorite were the icicle ones.

Even as an adult my parents are still making sure that we have a magical Christmas. When I told my mom that we were going to try and keep it simple this year. (We always keep it pretty simple, but just a little tighter budget this year) apparently they heard that decided to double down and make sure we had lots of presents under our little tree this year.

I hope that this year you make some great memories and keep some of your traditions. I hope that you also remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. My biggest pet peeve is a tree topper that is something different then a star or an angel. So although my childhood tree topper was a beautiful angel mine is now a star. (The angels in my price range were a little creepy and I like the classic star.) How awesome was it that this year we were able to see the Christmas star!

So thank your mom and dad for making your Christmas’s special. Oh and Go Tell It On The Mountain that Jesus Christ is Born! And say a little prayer that all of the presents make it on time. (I know, I know that’s not what it’s all about but it would sure be nice.)

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